"The 2009 KONI Challenge series came to a close earlier this month. We started our new No. 61 ROUSH/Valvoline Mustang team this year under the banner of Horsepower Ranch. With it came plenty of challenges, especially on the side of bizarre mechanical problems: a failed brake line, a loose wheel, failed suspension parts (three separate times), etc.
"However, looking over this season our new team has done very well and I'm proud of what we have accomplished in these ten short months. We've run very well at most every track that we've been to this season. This could not be more clearly seen than in the string of podium finished that we had late in the season: a third place finish that we had at Barber, followed by a second place finish at Trois-Rivieres, followed by a win at Miller. There was also that second place finish in our very first race as a team at Daytona, and another third in the season-finale at VIR, although that was taken away with a 45-second penalty when Billy Johnson, my co-driver, was accused of blocking. It was, in my opinion, unjust, but the officials still slapped us with a penalty and officially we were scored in ninth, though we crossed the line third."
Read the full story: Jack Roush Jr Blog: The End of the New Beginning (Modified Mustangs & Fords)